“Śródmieście” Community Center in Białystok supports children from Ukraine
50 children from Ukrainian families and 20 from Polish families participate in art classes at the “Śródmieście” Community Centre. They take place as part of a project implemented with the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Organization of music, vocal, dance, art and graphics classes for children, as part of UNICEF funds to help Ukrainian citizens at the “Śródmieście” Community Center in Białystok projectis part of the implementation of activities related to the Ukrainian crisis and responding to the situation of refugees in Białystok.
Support for children from Ukraine
– We support refugees from Ukraine. Children from Ukrainian families can take part in art education classes conducted in our institution – says Wojciech Bokłago, director of the “Śródmieście” Community Center in Białystok. – Children from Ukrainian families can take part in art education classes conducted in our institution – says Wojciech Bokłago, director of the “Śródmieście” Community Center in Białystok. By participating in classes, they can develop their talents and passions. It is also support for parents, who will find their free time useful, for example, in looking for a job in Poland.
New classes have been formed
As part of the project, 50 children from Ukraine and 20 children from Poland, aged 6-18, participate in the classes. 4 new artistic classes were created – 2 classes of visual arts and 2 classes of computer graphics. In addition, project participants take part in music education classes (learning to play instruments, including piano and guitar), in vocal and dance classes and in the Ballet Center.
The project also involves instructors from Ukraine who conduct art and music classes. Communication during classes in mixed groups is supported by assistants.
Express emotions through art
Olha Danova from Ukraine conducts art classes for children. She is a teacher, graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Art. He creates his own works.
– I think that such projects are very important in our times as support for Ukrainian children. In our classes, children express their emotions through art, forget about their life situations, feel needed and important. Therefore, it is very important to create a creative atmosphere for children, as well as to interest them in creating their own ideas. Many thanks to the creators of the project, because this help is now very much needed by our children – emphasizes the instructor.
The project will run from October 2022 until June 2023. The amount of support for the “Śródmieście” Community Center in Białystok is over PLN 600,000. zloty.